Creamcheese bagel |

While this is certainly not the most creative bagel you can come across I do think it is one of those classic combinations that are just soooo good! I had to be in the studio today and figured I might as well have some fun with my lunch before eating it… 🙂 I didn’t feel like cooking anything (way to hot here right now!!) so I just got myself a few bagels, salmon, creamcheese and fresh chives and rocket. I then tried out various compositions and lighting things, just for fun and to see what the difference is if you vary light and angles on the exact same subject. I normally don’t do a lot of dark shots but I kind of like the one above. I think it is one of my favorites but let me know what you think!

Creamcheese bagel |

The second one is a much lighter setting as I used one Bowens from the left behind and a fill-in from the front/side. Also the props are much lighter which gives a very different feel to the whole shot.

Creamcheese bagel |

Version 3 is a top view with light from left behind and fill-in from the front side again. I used top views a lot when I shoot at home. There is usually some clutter on our dining room table and shooting from above eliminates most of that..! So it just tends to be out of laziness.. 🙂

I was really planning on posting this yesterday but guess what; I got hacked again! For the second time in one week and this one was a pain as I couldn’t get it fixed without help. And since I found out after working hours I had to wait untill today.

So then it was finally fixed although I am kind of worried that it will be happening again soon! Seems to be a sport to annoy people enormously! Fingers crossed I’ll be ok for a while.

I bought an Ipod Touch today as well. Whoohoo!! I am a bit of gadget fan, so I don’t really need it, it’s just a fun thing to have. I have a blackberry which I use for business, so I did have a good phone so no need to buy an Iphone. The Touch is basically an Iphone but without the phone. Fine by me! Still figuring out how to use it though…

We also went to a food festival in Amsterdam today but I will be posting about that tomorrow!

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Bagel with creamcheese and salmon


  • 1 bagel of your choice
  • creamcheese
  • chives
  • arugula
  • smoked salmon


  • Toast your bagel lightly. Mix the chives with the creamcheese and spread on top of the sliced bagel
  • Top with salmon and arugula


The nutritional values above are calculated per portion. The details are based on standard nutritional tables and do not constitute a professional nutritional advice.

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